On Sept. 8, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited Daniel A. Edgar, 57, and Joey Edgar, 37, both of Franklin on 20 counts each of allegedly taking alligators from unapproved areas in St. Martin and Iberia Parishes. The Edgars were found hunting on state lands without alligator tags authorizing them to harvest alligators on the property. Twenty alligators are pending seizure in the case.
In a separate incident on the same day, Kenneth C. Moritz, 40, of Lena, Ill., Travis Dardenne, 27, and Jeffery P. Brown, 25, both of Plaquemine were all cited in Iberville Parish for taking an alligator in an unapproved area without alligator tags authorizing them to harvest alligators from the property. An 11.5 foot alligator was seized in the case in addition to all alligator hunting licenses.
Taking alligators from an unapproved area carries a fine between $400 and $750, or jail time up to 120 days, or both plus court costs on each count.
Agents participating in the cases were Lt. Ronald Hebert, Sgt. James Rhodes and Sr. Agents Donnie Bozeman, Jerry Stassi and Jordan Bayham.
For more information, contact Maj. Joey Broussard at 225-765-2980.